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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) : COURIER NEW! SATURDAY, JULY 12, 1947 BLYTHKVILLE COURIER NEWS OOURDBt NBIVB OO, U. W HA1MBS, PuUWMt JAMES L VERHOEFT, Editor MLUli D. HUMAH. AdTKtWat liliuCM H»**>»1 Advettfcloc ReprcaeoUtmt: Co, New York. Cbk^o, CMiroM. FnbOitMd Every Afternoon E«<pt Sunday Entered u Kcond cluj matter »t the po«t- •t Blyttwville, Arkinsai, under »ct ot Con- October 9, 1»11. aeirtd by the Bolted PMM SUBSCRIPTION RATES: earrler to the cnj ol fllythevllle or »nj ^ town where carrier «ervlci) U m«o- . We ner week, or 85c per month. . Br null, within a r»dlu» ot 40 mlle«, »4.00 per mr, *«0 for six months, *100 for three month*; SFinlaioutside 60 mil* tone, (10.00 per yew payable In advance, NAeditation thJ ' • lUth not the potter (lower over '«< 'the s»»e lump to make one vessel honow, and another unto dishonour?— Romans clay; unto •He who has great power should use it llglit- ly. Tr Seneca. What Price Franchise? Tho interest of Blytheville cili/cns in the gianting of a new bus franchise runs deeper than merely obtaining « service which will benefit all sections of the city. Extreme care should be exercised by municipal authorities in granting a franchise that will permit the taxpay- • ers to receive fair compensation iu return for the privilege they are granting through their duly elected officials. -' "Granting of a franchise of any sort carries with it certain privileges which are 'valuable for the holder of tliat franchise. In the case of bus lines it means that the holder of a franchise can operate without fear of competition for the life of a contract. ' It means that he will have the further privilege of operating over paved streets which have been provided by the taxpayers and free from the re- ^apoiisibilit.v of providing maintenance -of these streets even those he unes "them many times as much as .the aver"age taxpayer. The franchise is valuable to the taxpayer only when bus service is dependable and in addition 1 he still must pay for reach trip he-makes by bus. Any franchise tax, if 'it is to be reasonable ' must be sufficient to compensate the city for thc wear and tear'» on its streets- ' . : A casual study of the situation lit 'Blytheville would indicate that the present franchise tax for the bus lines ;ffe low, and that it is much lower than, ^figures applying in some cities -of com/parable size. >'••• Jonesboro collects a tax of ?7r> per (bus per year, and., collects from the -i'.rgest number of buses in use at. the .peak ."of. operations. In Blytheville the ^franchise tax is a flat §100 without re- •gard 'to the number of buses in operation. Many cities levy their franchise tax oil the basis of gross receipts from •/the -franchise holder, which means that i£he tax will be high chiving prosperous years, and low when business is 'flull. which seems to be a fair arrangement for both the taxpayer and the bus line operator. A tax on gross receipts may ho as high, or as low as the aldermen see fit to charge, but a-lovy on this basis can be worked out that will be fair to both the city, and the operator. It has the extra advantage of giving the city a larger return as population increases and more and more cu.s- totners use the bus line. Only the franchise holder benefits from population increases where a fiat charge is fixed. Comdr. Griffith on Immigration Some Very serious charges against ' this country's immigration officials and its defense and security forces have been made by National Commander Paul Griffith of the American Legion. He said that a flood of illegal immigrants is making the U. S. "the laughing stock of the world." "We do not know how true his charges are. He did not document or prove them. He simply fired a broadside and'left the burden of proof to others. Thousands of foreigners 'enter this 'country illegally every day, said Mr. Griffith—ten illegal immigrants for \i, |very legal one. He called immigration If-, *a r*cket of specific racial, religious or economic groups," Furthermore, he charged, this country still harbors a large, number of atomic spies whose names are known. These are pretty specific accusations. They suggest that Mr. Griffith has made a long, careful study or the situation, aided by a staff of assistants who have checked these facts- But we doubt Mr. Griffith's wisdom in saving all this up to spring as a surprise on the Daxighters'of the American Revolution. It might be better if ::n organization as publicly dedicated to patriotism as the American Legion had turned its information over to the proper authorities or, failing to got cooperation from them, had proceeded through official channels. (Immigration Commissioner Ujfo Carusi said, "Mr Griffith's figure-; and ours are al tremendous variance, hut we would be glad lo receive any information he has on the subject," and would '•'want to do something, about it." This suggests Mr. Griffith hasn't checked with Mr. Carusi.) Nor do we think that Mr/ Griffith's proposed solution is the wisest possible If his' charges arc true, the Legion commander docs not call for strengthening of the immigration department, or greater vigilance by the armed forces or the FBI. Instead, he would close down all immigration for one year, thus shutting off the'legal one while permitting the illegal ten to continue their infiltration. Also we doubt Mr. Griffith's wisdom in making immigration a st;-'ctly foreignei-versus-voteran issue, whichho does when he said, "Every foreigner in the U. S. is a veteran's immediate rival for'a job, an apartment, for a house, for a suit of clothes, for it hard-lo-get automobile." We believe that .statement is open to" question. We believe that condemning a foreigner simply for being foreign is neither very just nor very American. After all, the non-veteran citizen is the veteran's immediate rival, too. If Mr. Griffith has proof of an immigration "racket," or of flagrant inr rnigration violations, or of lax authority, let him present it to the proper authorities. But let's not try to panic some • 14,000,000 ...veterans with the bogey of 100,000 or even half-millon "foreigners-" The ancestors of tho majority of those veterans were "foreigners" once themselves. 'Go Back and Tel! Him He Can't Do That to. You' Othman Finds Tax Bill Oratory In Senate Like Aerial Saucers Th» DOCTOR SAYS By WILLIAM A. O'BRIEN, Rf. D. Written for NBA Service If exposure to poison ivy, oak or sumac has occurred, clothing shouM be removed and the exposed skin cleansed with green soap, laundry soap, potassium permanganate, or alcohol. It Is not likely that any of these methods will be successful If the poison has penetrated tlie skin — and It only stays on the surface about 5 to 15 minutes. As soon as the skin reaction subsides, no further difficulty develops In the average case; unless Ihc poison has been spre,.c! lo other portions of the skin by the patient. Secondary outbreaks al some distance from tiie place of exposure result from contact with contaminated hands. To prevent them, a full tub or shower bath, using plenty of soap, is recommended. Ideal method of building up re- sistence to plants flf the poison ivy group would be ' taking regular doses by mouth, 'gradually bulld- Ine up the dose until a high resistance is developed This tnkcs 1. Government Worrying About Installment Plan But Tradesmen Want Time-Buying Bans Lifted ! heart good to know how, they worry about the poor. They say rich folks President Truman might extend | with plenty of money In their pock the Regulation W - controls by cxe- c| s to pay cash for whatever they cutive order, but. ho says he won't unless Crmgvess gives him new authority. Chairman i the Federal By PETER EDBON I TRUMAN COUM) NKA Washington Correspondent I EXTENU THE CONTROLS WASHINGTON. July 12. (NBA) — Tlie guv'incnt is worrying about how much you should be allowed to gn into debt now. it Is worried about how much yon should owe the man who comes nrouncl every month to | Chairman M:\rriner S Eccles of collect that lonjj-uast-duc install- | the Federal Reserve Board origi- ment. or else take away the new nally nskcd for permanent authori- cnr. the love seat or the washing or ly to put tbcse controls on or take talking machine. ] them oft whenever the situation During, the' war the guv-incut ' w»™ited. When the House of Rep- wouldn't let you buy any merchnn- : rctentalivcs refused to grant that disc on time unless you were con- l-°« r '""' ™ lctl to leL tnc coll trols sldercd n good enough 'credit risk C!t l'"' c at lnc Clltl ° r tllc n>°» th ' lo run n 30-day charge nccomii i Ecclp5 Changed "is tune and asked Then on Dec. 1 thc installment • lhc Semtc to extelul « ontrols Ior buying curbs were lifted on nll"cx-i n - von1 ' ()nl5 '- Thc Senate Committee cept 12 lines. of 'goods silll hv.short °" Banking and .Currency js trying supply. 'They were autos'. rartjos. '•!<> Jnflkc m) lls mtnd °" t furniture, refrigerators, stoves, , f low " washing machines, ironcrs, dish- 1 i Sen. O. Douglass Buck ol Dela- P° lnt VIEWS OF OTHERS The Debt Tide Turns The United States Government's ilccal operations arc in the black once more. Alter Hi years of rteficts, the Treasury's books on June 30 disclosed thai a surplus of three cuiarlors of n billion dollars were carried to thc rtjjhl side of the nation's ledger. Thus for the first tune since budtiet balancing was achieved In the fiscal year 1920, tho colossal Federal debt of some $258 billion has begun to recede. In view of the lact that, an • economy-minded Congress is now in thc saddle, the reduction should be n harbinger of greater cuts to come, provided America's new voln ol world leadership does not make Federal surpluses a secondary consideration. World. War I brought the Oovcrnmrnt. to a peak of $26.5 billions, the highest yet reMKlert and considered a large public debt. Then followed 10 years nf economy in administration spcnul- ing, roduccrt taxes and a declining debt. The depression decade of the thirties, beginning with three years of dcticUs under President Hoover, followed by deficit-financing, more liberal spcml- Ing and increased lascs in the Ronscvcll administration, which brought the public debt prior to World War n to around $!0 billion. Military expenditures ballooned, the debt lo i\ peak or $2'J9.2 billion early In 101G. There is no longer any question on the part of cither political parly as to the desirability of reducing thc debt. The proponents o! irn )««•- chnshig power theory, and the "wc-owc-lt-lo- ourselves group have no longer the same persuasion in Influencing national policy. The true meanine of lhc tremendous war debt has yet to be realized. The sacrillce.s are not yet over. To gel back to a healthy national financial state every ciliwn must bend his back to take some share of the burden. The Government inxisl lead lhc way. Emphasis 'should be put en culling cxpcmlllusrs. rather thau on maintaining high taxes. Wise reductions on the Federal pay roll will mean later on thc possibility of n fatler pay envelope for the wage earner. True economy ncwl not hamstring thc legitimate requirements ol the Federal serrices. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. want (?et all the breaks under Regulation W. .. , ' CASH CUSTOMERS GRAB THE GOODS The way it works out these cash customers grab oft all the new cars or vacuum cleaners HS fast BS the; come on the market. But familip- of limited means are out of luck un less they can get money from thi loan sharks. Auto, furniture and household ap- pliancc dealers who want to sel direct to Installment buyers seni their representatives to Washing01 as friends of the poor man. T don't want to see him discriminatec against by this wicked Regulatior W. What Isn't mentioned is tha j by selling goods on time, carryin; Treatment of ivy dermatitis iries with the extent and scver- y of the re.-iction. The affected ortions should be covered iuth ct packs of dilute solution of otassium permanganate. Use lain sheeting or other white cloth olded six to eight times, soak and pply to the irritated skin. PAINT" TREATMENT Application of calominc lotion or jowder with phenol is soothing. Uso — it should be applied three r fom times a day with a soft paint brush and the part thoroughly ileansed once a day with water. Treatment of ivy dcrmatltl: with hot running water has been [idvocaled in recent years. Af- lected portion is held under the ap and water as hot as can be .olerated is run over it. In widespread involvement o he skin, baths of weak solution of xrtassium permanganate may be tried. General body baths in whicr cornstarch, bran or oatmeal are put in the water are soothing, pound of each to a tub fill of I water. Put the starch in the water directly, but keep the bran or oat- nenl in a cheesecloath bag. QUESTION: Are varicose vein: made ^orse by pregnancy? ANSWER: Veins tend to cnlarg. during pregnancy and in soni :nses the condition is permanent But varicose veins are just as fre qucnt in childless.women., - washers, air conditioners, phO'n>- 'ware, ucliiij; chairman of the com- ' cnal .g cs JJ n J interest on unpaid "ba! graphs, sewing machines and vncu- I inittcc. favors changing thc terms ., llce can be ao ;ded to the price t um cleaners. i to require say only 20 per cent down j yiclcl a n | g ner profit. On these items you have lo pay at payment anj allowing «P to two , Sf, mc usc d cftr dealers have de least one-third dbwn and si',',n a- years in which to payoff the bal- yeloped this Into a racket. The way your life to complete payment !>ncc. | won't sell cars for cash, on the unpaid balance .within 15 n Other senators favor keeping the From the Federal Reserve Boar months. This is done under wliat' 1 ' time-payment controls tight until is known as Federal Reserve Boanl'jVhfi supply of these scarce items Regulation W. It's due to expire catches lip with demand.. Their July 31, and thats what all the po-h'.t is that to take off the con- bother is about. | trols now would merely increase the Representatives of practically ov- demand and so shoot up the prices ery trade association dcu'ling in nu- still further. tos, furniture and household ay- [ Still other senators feel that all pllances luwe been in Washington rc.stric.Uons should come off. Their telling Congress |t ought to '.uk'; ntgiimcnt is that restrictions on pay balances. Federal Reserve. Braid off nil thc controls and let buying installment buying work a hardship people say they think that shoula- on time go its own sweet way. < on poor people. It would do your n't be allowed to happen again. point of view the danger of taking off controls is that too much buvin? on time at. high prices may contribute to a depression. That's what happened in 1929. Business was booming and everybody owed money for things boujht on credit.. When the crash carp;, people didn't have enough money WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Court, Chicka sawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. Vernon R. Geary Plaintiff, vs. No. 10,137 -Josephine Torin Geary, -Deicndiuit. rpne defcndhnt Josephine Tona Geary, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court najned in the caption thereof and answer ithe complaint of the plaintiff, Vernon R. Geary. Dated this 1 rt\v of July, 1947. HARVEY MORRIS, Clerk. Percy A. Wright. Atty. for Pltf. H. O. Parllow, Atty. ad Litem. By FltKHKKICK C- OTIIMAX (U»itcd l're« Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, July 12. (UP) — The second act or a curious, dreamlike performance Is bring unreeled today in the Sonnte. the customers feel like they've dropped in on the middle ol a movie thcy'vo already seen. The lawmtikTE are getting icidy to pass a lax cut bill again, so President Truman can veto It again, so they can try to over-ride him a- galn, so.... But you gel the Idea. The oratory is spinning like an aerial snu- cer. So are heads in the press gallery. Because how can a reporter get excited writing about a speech. •Alien he's already written about It? A couple of months ago. So all right. The pages in thc knee-breeches carefully placed on each senatorial dosk n copy of House Bill No. 3950. This figure indicated that thc representatives had introduced 3,949 laws on all subjects since they'd first taken up the celebrated Hll 1 which already would have chopped taxes 20 per cent if President Truman hadn't squelched it. Bill No. 3950 was nn exact duplicate of No. 1, except that It didn't call for lower taxes until next year. It even included 16 pages of lax- collector KobtledegoDk ending with the following magnificent sentence: "In thc case of a taxable year ot an individual beginning in 1947 and ending in 1D48 the tax imposed by Sections 11, 12, and 400 shall be an imount equal to (he sum of that ortion o! a tentative tax computed as if the law applicable to laxable ears beginning on January 1, 1947 vere applicable to such taxable •ear prior to January 1. 1948, bears o Ihe total number of Ays in such .axablc year r gentle reader, yon lin't heard nothing yet) plus that portion of a tentative tax computed if thc law applicable to taxable years beginning on Jan. 1, 1948 were applicable to such taxnnlc year, which the number of days in such taxable year after Dec. 31. 1947 bears to the total number of days in such laxable year." I waited and I waited, but none of the orators explained that one. P'or a while, in fact, the Senate (cross my hearl> -Aas speechless. Sen Eugene D. Millikin of Colo., suicl he'd be delighted to yield some time to Sen. J. William FulbriBlil of Ark. The latter said lie certainly was grateful, but he wanted to spcnk later. Sen. Millikin said yes, but he didn't have anybody else lo speak. This produced a historic moment: dead silence in the Senate chamber. Then Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio and others scurried down the aisle, whispering, and Sen. Fulbright relented. Thc Senate, after all, coukl not be quiet for want of speechmakers. The gentleman .from Arkansas told. at.length why he \vas against the bill. Sen. 'A. Willis Robertson of Va., explained at still greater length W'hy he was against it, but intended to vote for it. So I went out to lunch. The 05-cent senatorial special (crab meat snlcu! and pep- perment ice cream) was excellent. Sen. Robertson still was talking when I meandered back. He said he didn't suppose we ever would have a really first class lax la'.v until there is peace all over the world and we can go to feed at night without worrying about an atom bomb dropping on IKS while we sleep. , Later today, maybe, the senators 1!12-13-2B-8J2 IN HOLLYWOOD Limit limit! BARBS BY HAL COCHRAN your speed \lnstcad of speeding your By KKSKJNF. .lOHN^OX NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. July 12. iNKA) —Hollywood lisis been accused .>f havinp no nc\v ideas. It isn't .so. Hollywood has Icl.s ot new ideas, lots .of lalcivt. lots of progressive thinking l»nd creat.ive inspiration. So today I come to the defense of thhl side of lldlyvvoud's film bi'r.iness—the production d?i:arl- mcnt. :l's lake pn idea and Enlln.v it throt'ch tjio fundamcn!.il .'.(.rp-; up lo where production strut:;. One of our many talented writers gels nn idn- for a siory. I to even picture! certain stari piaym;: thc roles. iBut Mie main rr-sjn the idea slicks in his mind is :tuvt. it's a new approach. It isn't the old beaten and tired routine of the hr.y ku-kiiiK the girl in Ihc shins hy f'T-.'drnt at a football piw.e. 'Him T;\\mc in love with her. Then 1'ic liurt pnpa says ITIO because the lad ('l rend thc risiln nc'.vs- papcr. Finally the bnv s.urs papa's r,olf_ score "r.v corrcrtm^ his slice and the two lovebirds f n r the church anil Niagara FaVs. TD.ST CHECK BACK If yon think that sounds siilv. check back and you'll find il re (he plot nf many movies you hnvr sr-en. Hut OHT writer has a >ic\v Mm—-omelhhlc different. So h» hikes It In thc story edi- tnr al tlic rlnriln. Thc stoiy editor liar, a >-oi;l. H likrs *' v .c ld-1. iHc takes il (> a producer. Tho producer likrs it. Then it cocs throuch tho h;v,-j-,rr nrnund the r'.ntllo vuilil th<- Irr minds decide l-'.wy'd like to do the picture. Il's t.hc next "t^p IH-t thiaws Die monkey wrench into tho ma- sc\dr.:n iv.ivc a slory sense. But they do know that, thc rime old Ihini; hns Ijc-cn making the same old profits. iWhrn ithr .studios walk in -will nir test brainstorm, thc banker hrows his hands in the air, starts •((•dins balance sheets upside lown ami cackwards and says •No!"' IVANTS SAME OI.I1 THING He. kt-i-'vs »n s;\yins no as long ;vs thry lalk in terms nf something diffrrcnl. lip wants Ihr sanic old Ihin^ \vith the same old iin.lilv You't rncot];i-^e tlin dcvel- ;>pinrnt of nc\v idca.s \\Iicti the imn with the nioney won't c''.ow y?.l\ to nl^kc the msifciation inlo a ircality. Hankers won't take chance^. T'.iey say. "If wo can iv[>kc irillion ditlnrs willi a movie sho'.v- :r V-in Jnhnsc.n oaling then nirtke a ipicturc \vilh Van Johnson catins >'orcakVst, What do vnu want ti co ttilistic for?" There it is. Once in a while yru may find n touch nf something ne\r an<l different on the screen. Ui;f for Uir. most part you're piiin:; iv ::et just «-|iat thc l>anhrrs knnw will reap A profit al lhc brxoffire. Paillette GV.d->rd ind Bur'xc.s Mcrcrtith will do "Winlersct" on Jack. West will •:he stnnc of Ihc Gayety 'Vhcrlcr in , nnd then it wll nu- in cprniiiR August 4. It wll! b.-^ their first appearance logcthCi on tlic eita;:e any\vhcre. .should actually lay the cards out on the table before reading a bridge article. How often people say, "I remember your lace but, I cannot recall your name." Similarly, if you want lo remember a bridge hniui, you hnvc to sec it in Iront of you. Then some day In the future a similar combination of cards' will come up in a game, and you will ic- "mcmber the play. j will vote again on tax cuts. President Truman is putting a new nib again in lus veto pen, and this,"' think, is where I came in. Tournament—Eot'n vul. Soulh Wcsl N.-.rth Exit Pars 1 • Double Pass 2N.T. Pass .tN.T. Pass Opening—*K .1 AVAR N1N fi ORDER In the Chancery Court, Cliictca- saivda District, Mississippi County. Arkiinsas, Wiiliam W. Austin Plaintiff vs. No. 10,123 Gertrude W. Austin.. ..Defendant, Thc defendant Gertrude W. 'Avis- tin, is hereby wmied to appear within thirty days in the court named hi the caption hereof anc" answer the complaint of the plain tiff William n,y. Austin. Dated this 2o day of June, 1947. HARVEY MORRIS. ClerlT. By 'Bcllv Smith, D. C. Percy Wright, -Atty. for Pltf. 7(12-19-26-8,2 Anesthetic Explosion Kills One, injures Four NEW ORLEANS, July 12. <UP> —Funeral arrangements were completed today for a 30-year-old wom- in who died as a result of an ones- hot ic explosion at Baptist Hospi- al here which wounded four others. The cause of the blast was still "uidetcrmined. The anesthetic was :eing administered to • thc victim, Miss Lois Ellsworth, for the extraction of two teeth, officials said. The condition of the four wounded was not believed to be serious. American Jurist It hs hard (o bclicv. (hnt fall will he hr.rc In st a fih»rt Mm*— if some reformer doesn't object. lave to hpve moncv. H takes money •to mak^ movirs Money comes from Iv.nks and banks arc ran by bank?rs whose r-'n- linued lieartbcatxS dcn?nd en prv^r- Jls from their inves'.mcnls. 'lliesc bankers know very "ii- tie -about making pictures. They McKENNEY ON BRIDGE the Card* In today's hand South should not win the spade until thc third round, and then he should lead the deuce of hearts. West probably will play low. and thc tricK Is won in dummy with the qucpn. Al this point. South might lead n .small heart from dummy to his win with the ac>!. II be impossible for declarer to avoid losing two spades, two hearts and a diamond. Tlic correct play Is the five of clubs to declarer's queen. Now a small heart should be played, on which West must play the ace, so dummy plays low. This gives declarer a spade, three hearts, a diamond and four clubs for his contract. Takes Glider Training \ Cpl. Howard OrlgKS. son of Mrs- Jake orlg'gs of Blytheville. has com- 1!> Wll MAM E. McKENNEY America's Card Authority Wtillfn for NKA Service Those who nri intcresled in learn-1 Infantry School at Foil Bevmlng, Ing how to play better contract Ga., the Army said today. pleted six weeks of combined para- i chute and glider training at the HORIZONTAL 1.7 Pictured American justice H Expunges • 15 Ungrotelul person 16 Mountain Inke U Is sick 19 Emmets 20 Genus of shrubs 21 Roster 22 Let it stand! 23 Era 24 Measures of area 25 Discern . 28"Scsames 30 On account <<ib.) 31 Oleum (ab.) 32 Flower part 34 Lohengrin's bride 37 Mine shaft hut 38 Terminal 40 Hops' kiln 42 Frosted 46 Grafted (her.) 47 Bear 48 Girl's name | 49 Respiratory sound SORcedbuck, _ 52 Paused 54 Scaffolding 55 Penetrates I VERTICAL 1 Networks 2 Fruit 3 Flat-bottomed boats 4 Egyptian town 5 Musical note 6 Czar 7 Deceive in love B Handle 9 Centigram ' (nb.) lOTahr 11 Red sandahvood 12 Musteline mammals 13 Birds' homes 18 Butterfly 26 American writer 27 Sweet potato 28 Pedal digit 20 Sick 32 Flyer 33 Gill's nickname 35 Upper house of Congress SGllorn 39 Accomplishments 41 Makes edgings 42 Fnlse god •IS Type of f'.ict •51 Symbol for erbium 37 He is an asso- 45 Challenge cialc justice of -IB Former the Supreme 51 Baronet ( 53 Half-cm

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